More prevention better than WULF
We feel the new Would You Like Fries (WULF) project by the Surrey RCMP is looking at the situation of drunk driving from only one side.
We do not condone drunk driving, it’s a stupid move that puts so many other people in danger and needs to stop.
Unfortunately, the city leaves its citizens with few choices when ending a night of drinking. Our SkyTrains stop running before nightclubs even close, Surrey has no night buses, and the cost for a taxi is ridiculous.
We believe the city needs to think about this situation from the perspective of people who do drink, because to say no one will drink and drive again because of WULF is a preposterous idea.
The people who are going to suffer are owners of fast food franchises. Knowing that cops could be in the drive-thru would deter many people, surprisingly even sober people, from going through. What other option is left for drunken people craving fast food but to not go? Lobbies close early and drive-thrus do not accept people who walk through, especially at night.
Though no specific restaurant was mentioned, I know many people who will veto the idea of even going for fast food at night.
Though the RCMP are trying to stop drunk driving, this does not seem like a very effective solution. More action must be taken to prevent people from drinking and driving.
Christina Ruscheinski, Cory Morrison
Illegal dumping makes me sick
I am writing in today regards to a recurring problem I see every day on my way home from work, and that would be the issue of illegal dumping.
I take the nice scenic route home, on the back roads in Surrey, near 102 Avenue around the Tynehead Park area. It’s beautiful up there. I love the trees and shade, and I love to see the sunlight coming through the trees, and it’s a shame that people are ruining it.
If you drive a little ways past there is a little pull-off to one side that continually has garbage and discarded furniture dumped there. Normally it’s not so bad but today was horrendous. There is a huge heaping pile of garbage and various building debris just dumped right in the middle.
It makes me sad and sickened that in this day and age of recycling and re-using that people still continue to disregard our environment. Not only is it harming it, but it’s an eyesore.
To the person who did it, you make me sick. Plain and simple.
By the time it took you to load up truck in the middle of the night, drive all the way out there and unload it all, you could have taken it to the dump. It would have cost you maybe $10.
You probably wasted that much in gas just getting there in your big gas-guzzling truck or van. These days there are actually companies who you come to you to pick it and remove it.
Gee, isn’t that a fancy concept.
Next time maybe think twice about illegal dumping because who knows, your front lawn could be next.